Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

MCM - MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Expressive Therapies


Raquel Stephenson


This paper explores the literature and the relationship between burnout and self care. Though a range of resources are investigated, the primary focus is on mental health clinical intern graduate students. Specifically, using a burnout tracker and self reflective data, I examine my own relationship to burnout and self care as a clinical intern while sustaining a full time job and final semester graduate level coursework. Using an individualized method of data collection and analysis, I can understand my own relationship to self care and burnout. This journey of both self discovery and evidence based research provides insight into burnout as a phenomenon that is spoken about freely, frequently, and yet is not fully addressed. This paper demonstrates and applies the balance between clinical practices regarding burnout and implementing self care strategies.

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